create a Youth in Action Venture Program in Kelowna, British Columbia.United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen


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  • To inspire youth to become involved in their community
  • Encourage & develop youth and Generation Y leadership skills
  • Raise awareness and inspire social change in issues that are important
  • Give opportunity to attract and work with young people
  • Connect youth in the community to United Way's vision and mission

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Project Summary:
United Way's new Youth in Action Venture Program will provide grants of up to $1200 in one-time funding for youth-led social projects that will promote youth involvement and leadership; while creating positive and lasting change in our community.

This program inspires and invests in teams of young people, ages 14-23. Individuals must work with eligible community sponsors to receive the grant, and sponsors must be a registered charity based in or operating in the Central Okanagan. Potential community sponsors will be registered non-profit organizations and schools. The youth will also be mentored by local business people and philanthropists for support and advice regarding their projects.

-Communicate with hundreds of youth regarding social needs in our community and get them engaged in change
-Allocate and implement approximately 10 youth projects in partnership with non-profit organizations and schools, helping countless individuals in the community

How will the $10K be used?

$ 10,000 All of the grant will be allocated to chosen youth oriented projects.

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